Gold Dome: Sen. Cheri Jahn Leaves the Party

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The growing political divide in Colorado pushed Sen. Cheri Jahn to leave the Democratic Party and become the state’s only unaffiliated legislator.

The U.S. Senate returns today with Democrats emboldened by a slight shift in power that narrowed their minority. With a government shutdown looming, Democrats have a list of demands.

Colorado is hoping to divert people with mental health issues from the criminal justice system by using co-responders with mental health training to ride along with police and offer services on 9-1-1 calls.

2018 could be the year that renewable energy goes big in Colorado — or at least the year the clash between it and the oil and gas industry escalates.

New laws in Colorado that went into effect at the beginning of this week include laws dealing with teen sexting, marijuana growing and a bump to the minimum wage.

Congress is considering a ban on bump stocks, and we’re expecting the state legislature to as well. But in the meantime, a Denver City Council member proposed a citywide ban on the gun modification.

As of this week, Colorado has the strictest green roof laws in the country. State officials are now working to implement the regulations according to voters’ desire.

Richard Jaffe, the lawyer for former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was actually a long-time supporter of Moore’s political rival, Doug Jones. He has been personal friends with Jones for more than 30 years and raised money for his campaign.

Older workers say age discrimination is rampant in Colorado, but numbers from the EEOC are hard to find.

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